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Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date March 6, 2008
Pages 368
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781905264155
ISBN-10 1905264151
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $28.20
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: We are the safest humans who ever lived - the statistics prove it. And yet the media tells a different story with its warnings and scare stories. How is it possible that anxiety has become the stuff of daily life? In this ground-breaking, compulsively readable book, Dan Gardner shows how our flawed strategies for perceiving risk influence our lives, often with unforeseen and sometimes-tragic consequences. He throws light on our paranoia about everything from paedophiles to terrorism and reveals how the most significant threats are actually the mundane risks to which we pay little attention. Speaking to psychologists and scientists, as well as looking at the influence of the media and politicians, Gardner uncovers one of the central puzzles of our time: why are the safest people in history living in a culture of fear?

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